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This magnificent image from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes shows the Orion Nebula in an explosion of infrared, ultraviolet, and visible-light colors. It was 'painted' by hundreds of baby stars on a canvas of gas and dust, with intense ultraviolet light and strong stellar winds as brushes. At the heart of the nebula, in the brightest part of the image, is a group of four monstrously massive stars, collectively called the Trapezium. Located 1,500 light-years from Earth, the Orion...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What -- Visible Light, What -- Earth
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440596main_STScI-2006-01q-full_full.jpg
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by *Credit:* C.R. O'Dell/Rice University; NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: A Hubble Space Telescope view of a small portion of the Orion Nebula reveals five young stars. Four of the stars are surrounded by gas and dust trapped as the stars formed, but were left in orbit about the star. These are possibly protoplanetary disks, or "proplyds," that might evolve on to agglomerate planets. The proplyds which are closest to the hottest stars of the parent star cluster are seen as bright objects, while the object farthest from the hottest stars is...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1994/24/image/b/
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by *Credits for X-ray Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/CXC/ASU/J. Hester et al. *Credits for Optical Image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/HST/ASU/J. Hester et al.
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*Description*: This comparison between the Chandra (left) and Hubble (right) images of the Crab Nebula shows 3 sets of full field views. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Crab Nebula NGC 1952 Object Description: Supernova Remnant Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 34m 32s Dec. +22° 00Ôø_Ôø_ 52Ôø_Ôø_Ôø_Ôø_ Constellation: Taurus Dimensions: The image is 2.24 arcminutes across Distance to Earth: About 6,000 light-years (1,850 parsecs) About the Data...
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Topics: Crab Nebula, M1, NGC 1952, What -- Constellation, What -- Taurus, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/24/image/b/
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept Simulation of the formation of the galaxy known as "The Mice." The simulation depicts the merger of two spiral galaxies, pausing and rotating at the stage resembling the Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys image of "The Mice," dissolving to that image, and continuing on to finish the merger. *Simulation By:*: Josh Barnes (University of Hawaii) and John Hibbard (National Radio Astronomy Observatory) Technical facts about this...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/11/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ], S. Beckwith (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) and the HUDF Team
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*Description*: Galaxies, galaxies everywhere - as far as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope can see. This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, this galaxy-studded view represents a "deep" core sample of the universe, cutting across billions of light-years. The snapshot includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. The smallest, reddest galaxies, about 100, may be among the most distant known,...
Topics: Hubble Ultra Deep Field, HUDF, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/07/image/a/
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by *Credit:* Thomas Goertel, STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept From the NICMOS image we have seen that behind the obscuring dust, inside the Centaurus A Galaxy, there are a hot gas disk and a twisted jet and disk around a feeding black hole. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Centaurus A (NGC 5128) Position (J2000): Right ascension: 13: 25.5 (hours : minutes) Declination: -43 : 01 (degrees : minutes) Constellation: Centaurus (southern sky) Diameter: 18.2 (arc minutes) Magnitude: 7.0...
Topics: What -- NICMOS, What -- Centaurus, What -- Constellation, What -- Earth, Where -- Centaurus A Galaxy
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1998/14/video/a/
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by *Credit:* Alan Stern (Southwest Research Institute), Marc Buie (Lowell Observatory), NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ]
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*Description*: The never-before-seen surface of the distant planet Pluto is resolved in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures, taken with the European Space Agency's (ESA) Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard Hubble. Discovered in 1930, Pluto has always appeared as nothing more than a dot of light in even the largest earth-based telescopes because Pluto's disk is much smaller than can be resolved from beneath the Earth's turbulent atmosphere. Pluto is 2/3 the size of Earth's Moon but 1,200...
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Topics: Pluto, What -- Pluto, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Faint Object Camera, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/09/image/a/
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HST SM4 operations building at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Copyright å_å© 2008. No commercial use permitted. All Rights Reserved.Credit: NASA/Michael Soluri
Topics: Building 9 at Goddard Space Flight Center, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/servicing/SM4/multimedia/1_BldgNineHST.html
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A 3-D model of the Helix Nebula shows a structure much more complex than suspected. The Helix Nebula is a planetary nebula, created when gas is expelled by a dying, Sun-sized star. The star becomes a white dwarf -- look for it in the center of the Helix. Find out more on HubbleSite: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/32/
Topics: Helix Nebula, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite
Source: http://youtu.be/nFkzGXnzSss
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ] and T.M. Brown (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Glittering stars. Distorted galaxies. A cluster of more than 100,000 stars. The celestial objects in this six-panel photograph are just a sampling of the more than 300,000 stars and the thousands of distant galaxies seen in the image of a small region of the Andromeda galaxy's halo, a spherical cloud of stars around the galaxy. The image was taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This photograph shows some of the interesting details found...
Topics: NGC 224, M31, Andromeda Galaxy, What -- Andromeda, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/15/image/b/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team, (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) and A. Riess (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: This image of NGC 1309 extends out to the physical edge of the ACS field. The image was taken in 2005. NGC 1309 is 100 million light-years (30 Megaparsecs) distant. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 1309 Object Description: Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 22m 05s.2880 Dec. -15° 23 ' 49 ".34 Constellation: Eridanus Distance: 100 million light-years (30 Megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is roughly 2.9 arcminutes (82,000...
Topics: NGC 1309, What -- Constellation, What -- Eridanus, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/07/image/c/
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by *Photo Credit:* Jon Morse (University of Colorado [ http://casa.colorado.edu ]), Kris Davidson (University of Minnesota), and NASA
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*Description*: This is a unique three-dimensional image of the star Eta Carinae, with its twin lobes and equatorial disk of expanding dust and gas. The picture, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, was assembled from two images of Eta Carinae take 17 months apart (April 1994, September 1995). The motion of the gas and dust between the observations, and Hubble's high resolution, allows astronomers to combine and encode the images to reveal the true three-dimensional geometry of the system....
Topics: Eta Carinae, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- STEREO, What -- FAST, What -- Wide Field...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/23/image/c/
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The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Scorpius, about 8,000 light-years away from Earth. Some of the stars in this cluster are extremely massive and emit intense ultraviolet radiation. The brightest object in the picture is designated Pismis 24-1. It was once thought to weigh as much as 200 to 300 solar masses. This would not only have made it by far the most massive known star in the galaxy, but would have put it considerably above the...
Topics: What -- Scorpius, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440664main_STScI-2006-54b-full_full.jpg
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This slow pan of the Butterfly or Bug Nebula captures the detail available in the Hubble image of the planetary nebula, located 3,800 light-years away from Earth. The nebula's gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles per hour. Find out more on HubbleSite: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/25/video/h/
Topics: What -- Earth, Butterfly Nebula, Bug Nebula, NGC 6302, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite
Source: http://youtu.be/o3RWpdS3Ntk
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/04/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/04/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/04/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A zoom into the nebula NGC 346 in the Small Magellanic Cloud that reveals an underlying population of infant stars and other fine details captured by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys across the galaxy's starburst regions and gas clouds. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 346 Object Description: Cluster and Nebulosity in the Small Magellanic Cloud Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 59m 18s.0 Dec. -72° 10' 48" Constellation: Tucana...
Topics: What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation, What -- Tucana, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/04/video/a/
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Appearing like a winged fairy-tale creature poised on a pedestal, this object is actually a billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising in the Eagle Nebula. The soaring pillar is 9.5 light-years, or about 57 trillion miles, high, about twice the distance from our Sun to the nearest star. Stars in the Eagle Nebula are born in clouds of cold hydrogen that reside in chaotic neighborhoods, where energy from young stars sculpts fantasy-like landscapes in the gas. The tower may be a giant incubator...
Topic: What -- Sun
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/440560main_STScI-2005-12b-full_full.jpg
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by *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], NOAO, ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ] and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* K. Noll (Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] PI/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), C. Luginbuhl (USNO), F. Hamilton (Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ]/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant seahorse, the Horsehead nebula is one of the most photographed objects in the sky. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took a close-up look at this heavenly icon, revealing the cloud's intricate structure. This detailed view of the horse's head is being released to celebrate the orbiting observatory's eleventh anniversary. Produced by the Hubble Heritage Project, this picture is a testament to the Horsehead's popularity. Internet voters...
Topics: Horsehead Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Orion, Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/12/image/a/
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by *Photo Credit:* Steve Lee (University of Colorado), Jim Bell (Cornell University), Mike Wolff (Space Science Institute), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ].
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*Description*: Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the space-based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. NASA is releasing these images to commemorate the second anniversary of the Mars Pathfinder landing. The lander and its rover, Sojourner, touched down on the Red Planet's rolling hills on July 4, 1997, embarking on an historic three-month mission to gather information on the planet's...
Topics: Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/27/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], P. Feldman (Johns Hopkins University), H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/17/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/17/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/17/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> This time-lapse sequence of 20 images, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals the dramatic effects from a collision early July 4 between comet 9P/Tempel 1 and an 820-pound probe released by the Deep Impact spacecraft. The Deep Impact probe smacked the comet at 1:52 a.m. EDT. The collision kicked up gas and dust from the comet's surface. The image sequence follows the expanding debris for 62 minutes after the impact. The final four images show a developing fan of gas...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Deep Impact, What -- COMETS, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/17/video/a/
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Colorful Stars Galore Inside Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of 100,000 stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star cluster. The image reveals a small region inside the massive globular cluster Omega Centauri, which boasts nearly 10 million stars. Globular clusters, ancient swarms of stars united by gravity, are the homesteaders of our Milky Way galaxy. The stars in Omega Centauri are between 10...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Centaurus, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_omega_centauri.html
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Kornmesser (ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/46/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/46/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/46/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Zooming through the nighttime sky into the constellation Corvus the crow, deeper into the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys image of the Antennae galaxies. The "stellar fireworks" contain brilliant young clusters of tens of thousands of stars. Orange blobs to the left and right of center are the two cores of the original galaxies, criss-crossed by dark filaments of dust seen in silhouette. Brilliant blue star clusters, born in the collision, pepper the galaxies....
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Corvus, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/46/video/a/
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by *Video Credit:* Ken Lanzetta, Astronomer (SUNY)
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*Description*:> James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be looking at early stars and galaxies. This animation is a fly through the Hubble Space Telescope's remarkable image of the Hubble Deep Field. More than 2,000 galaxies are shown in three-dimensional space according to their redshift. This is an example of the scientific technologies that will be revealed through the infrared spectrum that JWST will be looking in for scientific discoveries. Technical facts about this news release: Back...
Topic: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/27/video/c/
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Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302 This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour -- fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 24 minutes! A dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun is at the center of this fury. It...
Topics: What -- FAST, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_ngc6302.html
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by *Credit:* ESA [ http://spacetelescope.org/ ] and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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Artist's Concept STScI PR03-08 Video News Release European Astronomers Observe First Evaporating Planet [Earth animations, 0:00-0:15] The Earth - the planet on which we live. It orbits around our star, the Sun, at a safe distance of 150 million kilometres. But not all planets are so fortunate... [Dramatic close-up, extrasolar planet orbiting star, 0:15-0:45] In the latest issue of the magazine NATURE astronomers report the first observation of an evaporating extrasolar planet, its atmosphere...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/08/video/a/
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by *Credit for Hubble telescope photos:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and H. Richer (University of British Columbia) *Credit for ground-based photo:* NOAO/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]/NSF
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*Description*: Peering deep inside a cluster of several hundred thousand stars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. Located in the globular cluster M4, these small, dying stars ? called white dwarfs ? are giving astronomers a fresh reading on one of the biggest questions in astronomy: How old is the universe? The ancient white dwarfs in M4 are about 12 to 13 billion years old. After accounting for the time it took the cluster to form...
Topics: M4, NGC 6121, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/10/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], G. Miley and R. Overzier (Leiden Observatory), and the ACS Science Team
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*Description*: Images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have provided a dramatic glimpse of a large and massive galaxy under assembly by the merging of smaller, lighter galaxies. Astrophysicists believe that this is the way galaxies grew in the young universe. Now, Hubble observations of the radio galaxy MRC 1138-262, nicknamed the "Spiderweb Galaxy" show dozens of star-forming satellite galaxies as individual clumpy features in the process of merging. A radio galaxy emits more of...
Topics: MRC 1138?262, Spiderweb Galaxy, B1 1138-26, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/45/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and L. Barranger (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/a/still/3/ ] What is HubbleMinute? The latest news with style ... HubbleMinute is a brief video news report that combines music, narrative, and animations to convey the latest Hubble discovery to the public.
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*Description*:> Hubble Minute discussing the location of the Orion Nebula, what we see within the star-formation region, and the effects of interstellar winds in shaping the nebula. The Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team captured over 3,000 stars of various ages, sizes, masses, and types. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Orion Nebula (M42, NGC 1976) Object Description: Emission Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 17s Dec. -05° 23'...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What -- Constellation, What -- ESO, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* P. Goudfrooij (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: Like dust bunnies that lurk in corners and under beds, surprisingly complex loops and blobs of cosmic dust lie hidden in the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316. This image made from data obtained with the NASA Hubble Space Telescope reveals the dust lanes and star clusters of this giant galaxy that give evidence that it was formed from a past merger of two gas-rich galaxies. The combination of Hubble's superb spatial resolution and the sensitivity of the Advanced Camera for Surveys...
Topics: NGC 1316, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/11/image/a/
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Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Saturn Object Description: Planet Distance: The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the sun is 9.5 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 1.4 billion km. Dimensions: The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator. About the Data Data Description: The Hubble images and videos were created from HST data from proposal 6030: M. Tomasko and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona);...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Sun, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Arizona
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/13/image/c/
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by *Credits for Vesta:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]; ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]; L. McFadden and J.Y. Li (University of Maryland, College Park); M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ], Baltimore); P. Thomas (Cornell University); J. Parker and E.F. Young (Southwest Research Institute); and C.T. Russell and B. Schmidt (University of California, Los Angeles) *Credits for Ceres:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]; ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]; J. Parker (Southwest Research Institute); P. Thomas (Cornell University); L. McFadden (University of Maryland, College Park); and M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (Space Telescope Science Institute [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: These Hubble Space Telescope images of Vesta and Ceres show two of the most massive asteroids in the asteroid belt, a region between Mars and Jupiter. The images are helping astronomers plan for the Dawn spacecraft's tour of these hefty asteroids. On July 7, NASA is scheduled to launch the spacecraft on a four-year journey to the asteroid belt. Once there, Dawn will do some asteroid-hopping, going into orbit around Vesta in 2011 and Ceres in 2015. Dawn will be the first...
Topics: Vesta, Ceres, 1 Ceres, 4 Vesta, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Vesta, What -- Mars,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/27/image/a/
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by *Credit:* Bruce Balick (University of Washington), Vincent Icke (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Garrelt Mellema (Stockholm University), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: M2-9 is a striking example of a "butterfly" or a bipolar planetary nebula. Another more revealing name might be the "Twin Jet Nebula." If the nebula is sliced across the star, each side of it appears much like a pair of exhausts from jet engines. Indeed, because of the nebula's shape and the measured velocity of the gas, in excess of 200 miles per second, astronomers believe that the description as a super-super-sonic jet exhaust is quite apt. Ground-based...
Topics: M2-9, What -- Constellation, What -- Camera 2, What -- Sun
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1997/38/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], T. Megeath (University of Toledo) and M. Robberto (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A new image from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes looks more like an abstract painting than a cosmic snapshot. The magnificent masterpiece shows the Orion nebula in an explosion of infrared, ultraviolet and visible-light colors. It was "painted" by hundreds of baby stars on a canvas of gas and dust, with intense ultraviolet light and strong stellar winds as brushes. At the heart of the artwork is a set of four monstrously massive stars, collectively called the...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/image/q/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/02/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/02/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/02/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> This is a zoom into the dwarf irregular galaxy called Holmberg IX. It resides just off the outer edge of M81, a large spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. Video starts with a backyard view of Ursa Major. Camera zooms into the M81 and M82 galaxy pair. Scene ends with close-up view of Holmberg IX, where Hubble Space Telescope resolves over 20,000 stars. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Arp's Loop, A0952+69 Holmberg IX, UGC 5336...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/02/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
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*Description*: This movie still captures the moons Mimas, Enceladus, and Dione as they begin their race across Saturn's disk. The still is from a movie created from images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. It reveals the planet's rings tilted nearly edge-on toward the Sun, an event that occurs once every 15 years. Because of this special alignment, the moons cast shadows on the planet and its rings. Dione is on the far left of the image, Mimas is in the middle, and Enceladus is on the...
Topics: Saturn, What -- Mimas, What -- Enceladus, What -- Dione, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/13/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and the Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])-ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble Collaboration *Acknowledgment:* R. Fesen (Dartmouth College) and J. Long (ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble)
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*Description*: A new image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the tattered remains of a supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A (Cas A). It is the youngest known remnant from a supernova explosion in the Milky Way. The new Hubble image shows the complex and intricate structure of the star's shattered fragments. The image is a composite made from 18 separate images taken in December 2004 using Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), and it shows the Cas A...
Topics: Cassipopeia A, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Cassiopeia, What -- Advanced Camera...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/30/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Three Rivers Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Panther Observatory, Digitized Sky Survey II, and M. Kornmesse (Hubble Europe/ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ])
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*Description*:> Spiral galaxy M101 is located in the northern constellation Ursa Major. A "zoom" into the galaxy first reveals its location in the nighttime sky. Pushing past Ursa Major into the center of M101 reveals the details in the spiral arms. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M101 (NGC 5457, The Pinwheel Galaxy) Object Description: Face-on Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 14h 03m 13s Dec. +54° 20' 53" Constellation: Ursa Major...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/10/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Video Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> In celebration of the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers is releasing one of the largest panoramic images ever taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. It is a 50-light-year- wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth is taking place. This is a color version of a zoom into and pan across the heart of the Carina Nebula. The nebula's fantasy-like landscape is...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* John Bahcall (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton [ http://www.ias.edu/ ]), Mike Disney (University of Wales [ http://www.cf.ac.uk/ ]), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: Quasars reside in a variety of galaxies, from normal to highly disturbed. When seen through ground-based telescopes, these compact, enigmatic light sources resemble stars, yet they are billions of light-years away and several hundred billion times brighter than normal stars. The following Hubble Space Telescope images show examples of different home sites of all quasars. But all the sites must provide the fuel to power these unique light beacons. Astronomers believe that a quasar...
Topics: PG 0052+251, PHL 909, IRAS04505-2958, PG 1012+008, 0316-346, IRAS13218+0552, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/35/image/a/
NASA Images
by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217 This image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 is the first image of a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The camera was restored to operation during the STS-125 servicing mission in May to upgrade Hubble. The barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 was photographed on June 13 and July 8, 2009, as part of the initial testing and calibration of Hubble's ACS. The galaxy lies 6 million light-years...
Topics: What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- STS-125, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_ngc6217.html
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and J. Garvin (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/GSFC)
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*Description*: This color composite focuses on the 26-mile-diameter (42-kilometer-diameter) Aristarchus impact crater, and employs ultraviolet- to visible-color-ratio information to accentuate differences that are potentially diagnostic of ilmenite- (i.e, titanium oxide) bearing materials as well as pyroclastic glasses. The symphony of color within the Aristarchus crater clearly shows a diversity of materials _î__Ѷ anorthosite, basalt, and olivine. The images were acquired Aug. 21, 2005....
Topics: moon, What -- Crater, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/29/image/e/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], M.J. Jee and H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University)
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*Description*: This Hubble Space Telescope composite image shows a ghostly "ring" of dark matter in the galaxy cluster Cl 0024+17. The ring-like structure is evident in the blue map of the cluster's dark matter distribution. The map is superimposed on a Hubble image of the cluster. The ring is one of the strongest pieces of evidence to date for the existence of dark matter, an unknown substance that pervades the universe. The map was derived from Hubble observations of how the gravity...
Topics: CL0024+17, ZwCl 0024+1652, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/17/image/a/
NASA Images
by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Galactic Wreckage in Stephan's Quintet A clash among members of a famous galaxy quintet reveals an assortment of stars across a wide color range, from young, blue stars to aging, red stars. This portrait of Stephanâs Quintet, also known as Hickson Compact Group 92, was taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard NASAâs Hubble Space Telescope. Stephanâs Quintet, as the name implies, is a group of five galaxies. The name, however, is a bit of a misnomer. Studies have shown that group...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Visible Light, What -- TRACE, What --...
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_stephan_quintet.html
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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The Perseid Meteor Shower blazes across the sky. Star clusters and the Ring Nebula grace the night. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite. http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/tonights_sky
Topics: What -- GRACE, perseid, hubble, telescope, sky, amateur, astronomy, stargazing
Source: http://youtu.be/r3v7b6W32yI
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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This animation starts with a flat projection of the entire sky. In this projection the sky is bisected by the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Hubble Space Telescope target locations over the 21 years are shown sequentially, from solar system to extragalactic. Stellar targets are spread over the entire celestial sphere; planets lie along the solar system's ecliptic plane (S-shaped in this projection), and distant targets are at high galactic latitudes. As of July 4, 2011, Hubble has made one...
Topics: Where -- Milky Way Galaxy, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite
Source: http://youtu.be/DEMNPxQKgkU
NASA Images
by *Video Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/b/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/b/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/b/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> In celebration of the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers is releasing one of the largest panoramic images ever taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. It is a 50-light-year- wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth - and death ? is taking place. This is a black and white version of a zoom into and pan across the heart of the Carina Nebula. The nebula's...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Camera 2, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16/video/b/
NASA Images
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*Description*: This color image of Saturn was taken with the HST's Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WF/PC) in the wide field mode at 8:25 A.M. EDT, August 26, 1990, when the planet was at a distance of 1.39 billion kilometers (860 million miles) from Earth. The color in the image is reconstructed by combining three different pictures, taken in blue, green and red light (4390, 5470 and 7180 angstroms). Image reconstruction techniques have been applied to yield greater spatial detail in the...
Topics: Saturn, What -- Saturn, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1990/11/image/a/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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A 3-D visualization of the star-forming region Sharpless 2-106 (a.k.a. S106) takes us through a wonderland of stars and glowing gas. For information on how these animations are made, try these links: http://hubblesite.org/blog/2012/01/a-new-perspective-on-hubble-images/ http://webcast.stsci.edu/webcast/detail.xhtml?talkid=1583&parent=1
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Topics: Sharpless 2-106, Hubble Space Telescope, HubbleSite. S106, nebula
Source: http://youtu.be/lSZb_PUkeB0
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] AVL *Image Credits:* Terence Dickinson (backyard view of the Pleiades with Jupiter, Saturn and Hyades); STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] Digitized Sky Survey; Chuck Vaughn (amateur astrophotographer -- 85-minute exposure taken with a 12.5" f/9 Ritchey-Chretien telescope); The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Barnard's Merope Nebula, IC 349 Object Description: Reflection Nebula in the Pleiades Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 46m 21.30s Dec. +23° 56' 28.0" Constellation: Taurus Mean Surface Brightness: ~18.5 V magnitudes/square arcsecond Distance: 380 light-years Dimensions: The image frame is 3400 astronomical units (0.05 light-years) wide. The nebula is 3500 astronomical units (0.06 light-years) away from the bright star...
Topics: What -- Merope, What -- Constellation, What -- Taurus, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/36/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and M. Kornmesser (ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ]/Hubble) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/54/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/54/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/54/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Zooming from an image of a portion of Scorpius centered on NGC 6357 and the Pismis 24 star cluster into images obtained with the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys, which resolve Pismis 24-1 into two stars. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Pismis 24, NGC 6357, Cl Pismis 24 Object Description: Open Star Cluster and Emission Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 25m 24s.00 Dec. -34° 26' 0."0 Constellation: Scorpius Distance: About 8,000...
Topics: What -- Scorpius, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/54/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle/ssc Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation shows the evolution of a planet-forming disc around a star. Initially, the young disc is bright and thick with dust, providing raw materials for building planets. In the first 10 million years or so, gaps appear within the disc as newborn planets coalesce out of the dust, clearing out a path. In time, this planetary "debris disc" thins out as gravitational interactions with numerous planets slowly sweep away the dust. Steady pressure...
Topics: What -- COMETS, What -- Visible Light, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/33/video/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech, and T. Pyle (Spitzer Science Center) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/18/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/18/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/18/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This artist's concept of Tempel 1 illustrates the comet's shape, reflectivity, rotation rate and surface temperature, based on information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. Measurements from the Great Observatories indicate that the comet is a matte black object roughly 14 by 4 kilometers (8.7 by 2.5 miles), or about one-half the size of Manhattan. It rotates about once every 41 hours. The sunlit side of the nucleus is glowing...
Topics: What -- COMETS, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Sun,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/18/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* R. Corradi (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spain) and Z. Tsvetanov (NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ])
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*Description*: In this detailed view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the so-called Cat's Eye Nebula looks like the penetrating eye of the disembodied sorcerer Sauron from the film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings." The nebula, formally cataloged NGC 6543, is every bit as inscrutable as the J.R.R. Tolkien phantom character. Though the Cat's Eye Nebula was one of the first planetary nebulae to be discovered, it is one of the most complex such nebulae seen in space. A planetary...
Topics: NGC 6543, Cat's Eye Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Advanced...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/27/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Photo Credit:* D. Padgett (IPAC/Caltech), W. Brandner (IPAC), K. Stapelfeldt (JPL) and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]
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*Description*: The following images were taken by NASA Hubble Space Telescope's Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). All of the objects are extremely young stars, 450 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. Most of the nebulae represent small dust particles around the stars, which are seen because they are reflecting starlight. In the color-coding, regions of greatest dust concentration appear red. [Top left]: CoKu Tau/1. This image shows a newborn binary star...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/05/image/b/
NASA Images
by *Credits for near-infrared image:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]; K.L. Luhman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.); and G. Schneider, E. Young, G. Rieke, A. Cotera, H. Chen, M. Rieke, R. Thompson (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.) *Credits for visible-light picture:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], C.R. O'Dell and S.K. Wong (Rice University)
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*Description*: Probing deep within a neighborhood stellar nursery, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovered a swarm of newborn brown dwarfs. The orbiting observatory's near-infrared camera revealed about 50 of these objects throughout the Orion Nebula's Trapezium cluster [image at right], about 1,500 light-years from Earth. Appearing like glistening precious stones surrounding a setting of sparkling diamonds, more than 300 fledgling stars and brown dwarfs surround the brightest, most massive...
Topics: NGC 1976, M42, Orion Nebula, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Near Infrared Camera and...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2000/19/image/a/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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Hubble is back after its May 2009 servicing mission with new pictures that show off its expanded capabilities. Find out what these new images imply for the future of Hubble astronomy. "Hubble's Universe" is a recurring broadcast from HubbleSite, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. Astrophysicist Frank Summers takes viewers on an in-depth tour of the latest Hubble discoveries. Find more episodes at HubbleSite.org. Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe...
Topics: Where -- Jupiter, HubbleSite, Hubble Space Telescope, SM4, servicing mission, Jupiter, Bug Nebula,...
Source: http://youtu.be/BRLTAEm0N7c
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/18/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/18/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/18/video/a/still/3/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/18/video/a/still/4/ ]
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About the Object Object Name: M15 (NGC 7078) Object Description: Globular Cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 21h 29m 58s Dec. +12° 10' 00" Constellation: Pegasus Distance: M15's distance to Earth is about 32,600 light-years (10 kiloparsecs). Its distance to the galactic center of the Milky Way is about 34,000 light-years (10.4 kiloparsecs). Dimensions: The image is about 59 arcseconds (2.8 parsecs or 9.2 light-years) in the horizontal dimension. Masses: Mass of the...
Topics: What -- Constellation, What -- Pegasus, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Columbia, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/18/video/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], M. Davis (University of California, Berkeley), S. Faber (University of California, Santa Cruz), and A. Koekemoer (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: A narrow slice of sky near the Big Dipper yielded a goldmine of at least 50,000 galaxies, which were spied by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble view is yielding new clues about the universe's youth, from its "pre-teen" years to young adulthood. The image at left, taken by Akira Fujii with a backyard telescope, shows the location of the Hubble observations near the Big Dipper. The long, narrow image in the center is Hubble's panoramic view of the area, made by...
Topics: Extended Groth Strip (EGS), What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Wide Field Planetary...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/06/image/a/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/c/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/c/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/c/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A zoom into the Orion Nebula starting with images made from Akira Fujii, David Malin and into the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys mosaic revealing intricate details of stars, binaries, discs, clouds of dust and glowing gas. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Orion Nebula (M42, NGC 1976) Object Description: Emission Nebula Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 35m 17s Dec. -05° 23' 28" Constellation: Orion Distance: The distance to the Orion...
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/01/video/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/video/c/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/video/c/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/video/c/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Stars are crammed into tiny but massive star clusters that congregate by the dozens to form super star clusters in the core of M82. Panning across the elliptical center, bright patches of star clumps, dust lanes and individual star clusters are resolved in these sharp Hubble images. Travel down fiery-looking plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out of the central nucleus to complete the journey. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M82, NGC...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major, Where -- M82,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/video/c/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], J. Parker (Southwest Research Institute), P. Thomas (Cornell University), and L. McFadden (University of Maryland, College Park)
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*Description*: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took these images of the asteroid 1 Ceres over a 2-hour and 20-minute span, the time it takes the Texas-sized object to complete one quarter of a rotation. One day on Ceres lasts 9 hours. Hubble snapped 267 images of Ceres as it watched the asteroid make more than one rotation. By observing the asteroid during a full rotation, astronomers confirmed that Ceres has a nearly round body like Earth's. Ceres' shape suggests that its interior is layered...
Topics: Ceres, 1 Ceres, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/27/image/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ]) *Acknowledgment:* H.E. Bond (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*: The Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of the star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, has been unveiling never-before-seen dust patterns ever since the star suddenly brightened for several weeks in early 2002. The illumination of interstellar dust comes from the red supergiant star at the middle of the image, which gave off a pulse of light three years ago, somewhat...
Topics: V838 Monocerotis, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/02/image/a/
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by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Stars Bursting to Life in Chaotic Carina Nebula These two images of a huge pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible and in infrared light by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object. The pictures demonstrate one example of the broad wavelength range of the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard the Hubble telescope, extending from ultraviolet to visible to infrared light. Composed of gas and dust, the pillar...
Topics: What -- Carina, What -- Visible Light, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- FAST
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_carina.html
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Greg Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]), model based on data by C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), and The American Museum of Natural History/Rose Center for Earth and Space Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/13/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/13/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/13/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation reveals the topography and beauty of the Orion Nebula like never before. Based on data obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope, all of the gas clouds, stars and proplyds are positioned as accurately as possible. The animation ends with a close-up examination of the proplyd HST-10, where astronomers see dust grains clumping in the early formation of rocky planets, but whose gaseous envelope is also being burned away by the Trapezium stars in the...
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, Where -- Colorado
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/13/video/a/
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by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Probing the Last Gasps of Doomed Star Eta Carinae The signature balloon-shaped clouds of gas blown from a pair of massive stars called Eta Carinae have tantalized astronomers for decades. Eta Carinae has a volatile temperament, prone to violent outbursts over the past 200 years. Observations by the newly repaired Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard NASAâs Hubble Space Telescope reveal some of the chemical elements that were ejected in the eruption seen in the middle of the 19th...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Carina
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/multimedia/ero/ero_eta_carinae.html
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by *Image Credits:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ] and Jeff Hester (Arizona State University)
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*Description*:> HUBBLE IDENTIFIES SOURCE OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT IN AN OLD GALAXY Video File October 26, 1999 Contact Ray Villard (410)338-4514 Contents 1) VIDEO ZOOM INTO M32 Video sequence begins with a ground-based image of M32 (seen just above the large central galaxy M31), ZOOM to ground-based image of M32, continue the ZOOM to the Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) image of M32's core. TRT :20 Video sequence: Bryan Preston (Allied Signal and The Space Telescope Science...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Andromeda, What --...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/42/video/a/
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by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], G. Bacon and Z. Levay (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ])
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*Description*:> The establishing shot starts with a very wide view of the sky as seen by a small ground-based telescope centered on the Fornax constellation. The image dissolves into the Digitized Sky Survey, through the Hubble GOODS South and ending on the HUDF. Constellations and fields are identified. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Hubble Ultra Deep Field Object Description: Optical Survey Position (J2000): R.A. 3h 32m 40s.0 Dec. -27° 48' 00"...
Topics: What -- Fornax, What -- Constellation, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- NICMOS, Where...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/07/video/b/
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*Description*:> A dramatic new time-lapse movie by the Hubble telescope shows for the first time seasonal changes on the planet. Once considered one of the blander-looking planets, Uranus is now revealed as a dynamic world with the brightest clouds in the outer solar system and a fragile ring system that wobbles like an unbalanced wagon wheel. The clouds are probably made of crystals of methane, which condense as warm bubbles of gas well up from deep in the planet's atmosphere. Technical...
Topic: What -- Uranus
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/11/video/b/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu/ ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*: Details in the Hubble Space Telescope image of the active galaxy M82. Left: A portion of M82's bluish disk, largely composed of young, hot stars. Numerous bright blue-white star-forming clumps and wisps of darker, cooler dust and gas appear superimposed on the disk. Center: The central "inner-city" portion of the galaxy showing the combined light of countless stars and revealing numerous star-forming clumps, dark red clouds of gas and dust obscuring the light from the...
Topics: M82, NGC 3034, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Ursa Major,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/image/b/
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by *Credit:* Walter Feimer/STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]
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*Description*:> Artist's Concept This animation depicts the presence of an extremely tenuous atmosphere of molecular oxygen around Jupiter's moon, Europa. It's icy surface is exposed to sunlight and is impacted by dust and charged particles trapped within Jupiter's intense magnetic field. Combined, these processes cause the frozen water ice on the surface to produce water vapor as well as gaseous fragments of water molecules. After the gas molecules are produced, they undergo a series of...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Europa
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1995/12/video/a/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In February, Orion strides across the night, sporting red giant Betelgeuse on his shoulder. "Tonight's Sky" is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy videos — at HubbleSite.org. Visit Tonight's Sky on HubbleSite....
Topics: What -- Orion, What -- BETELGEUSE, skywatching, stargazing, Hubble Space Telescope, Orion, stars,...
Source: http://youtu.be/9jlDEO3rT84
NASA Images
by *Credit:* Hubble data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); GALEX data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], JPL-Caltech, GALEX Team, J. Huchra et al. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); Spitzer data: NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ]/JPL/Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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*Description*: This image combines data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) missions. The GALEX ultraviolet data were from the far-UV portion of the spectrum (135 to 175 nanometers). The Spitzer infrared data were taken with the IRAC 4 detector (8 microns). The Hubble data were taken at the blue portion of the spectrum. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy Object...
Topics: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Spitzer Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/19/image/j/
NASA Images
by *Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], ESA [ http://www.spacetelescope.org/ ], and G. Bacon (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Selected still images from this video: (click to enlarge): [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/still/1/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/still/2/ ] [ http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/still/3/ ]
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*Description*:> A zoom into the center of NGC 1300 that reveals the fine details captured by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys across the spiral arms, and dust lanes in the disk and bar. Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: NGC 1300 Object Description: Barred Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 19m 40s.8 Dec. -19° 24' 40" Constellation: Eridanus Distance: 69 million light-years away (21 megaparsecs) Dimensions: This image is 5.5 arcminutes...
Topics: What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys, What -- Constellation, What -- Eridanus, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/01/video/a/
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*Description*:> This spiral galaxy, when seen in visible light, exhibits tightly wound spiral arms that give it a pinwheel shape similar to that of many other spirals. However, when the galaxy is viewed in ultraviolet light with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, its shape is startlingly different. At ultraviolet wavelengths, which are rendered as blue in the Hubble image, NGC 6782 shows a spectacular, nearly circular bright ring surrounding its nucleus. The ring marks the presence of many...
Topics: What -- Visible Light, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Constellation, What -- Pavo,...
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/37/video/a/
Hubble Space Telescope Collection
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This image of rose-shaped galaxy pair Arp 273 was released in celebration of Hubble's 21st anniversary. Curious what it might look like to a passing space traveler? This special 3-D video takes you in close to the large spiral and its smaller companion galaxy. Arp 273 lies in the constellation Andromeda and is roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth. It's made up of a large spiral galaxy, known as UGC 1810, with a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational pull...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Andromeda, yt3d:enable=LR
Source: http://youtu.be/14vWGH81Hso
NASA Images
by *Animation Credit:*Bryan Preston (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ] AVL/Max-Q Digital) *Image Credit:* NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ], The Hubble Heritage [ http://heritage.stsci.edu ] Team (STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]/AURA [ http://www.aura-astronomy.org/ ])
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*Description*:> Hubble view of warped galaxy ESO 510-G13 moving from right to left and pulling out to show the entire galaxy structure. Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: ESO 510-G13 Object Description: Edge-on Spiral Galaxy Position (J2000): R.A. 13h 55m 04.8s Dec. -26° 46' 48.0'' Constellation: Hydra Distance: 46 Mpc (150 million light-years) Dimensions: This image is 2.4 arcminutes wide, or roughly 32 kpc (105,000 light-years) at the distance of ESO...
Topics: What -- ESO, What -- Constellation, What -- Hydra, Where -- Hamilton
Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/23/video/a/